Glenolden man killed in I-95 crash in­volv­ing spilled water­mel­ons

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - By the Times Staff

PHILADEL­PHIA » A Delaware County man was killed when the ve­hi­cle he was a pas­sen­ger in was struck by water­mel­ons that fell off a truck and tum­bled over a ramp onto I-95 be­low near the Walt Whit­man Bridge, po­lice said.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred about 2:30 p.m. Sat­ur­day when a big rig tak­ing the ramp from I-95 to the Whit­man bridge over­turned, dump­ing its load and send­ing some of it onto the in­ter­state be­low. That in turn caused sev­eral cars be­low to lose con­trol while at­tempt­ing to avoid the spilled cargo.

De­bris cov­ered three of four lanes and struck a south­bound SUV be­ing driven by Kevin Huynh, 44, of Glenolden, caus­ing him to lose con­trol and leave the high­way be­fore com­ing to rest against the guard rail in a grass area, Penn­syl­va­nia Sate Po­lice said.

Huynh and his pas­sen­ger, Thanh Tam Nguyen, 61, also of Glenolden, were trapped in the ve­hi­cle. They had to be ex­tri­cated by Philadel­phia Fire Department first re­spon­ders and were taken to the hos­pi­tal.

Thanh Tam Nguyen was pro­nounced dead at the hos­pi­tal.

The driver of the big rig was not se­ri­ously in­jured.

No charges have been filed in the crash. It re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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